Post-resuscitation syndrome after cardiac arrest - Protecting the Brain

Published on September 29, 2016   35 min

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Hi, my name is David Seder, I'm a Critical Care Specialist at Maine Medical Center in Tufts University in Portland, Maine. And I'm going to be speaking to you today about the Post-Resuscitation Syndrome after Cardiac Arrest.
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I have no financial conflicts to disclose, I do have investment in cardiac arrest research, and I have an unpaid volunteer position with The International Cardiac Arrest Registry.
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When the heart stops, when a patient develops a cardiac or cardiopulmonary arrest, the brain and other organs do not receive blood flow and they begin to die. And even if the heart can be restarted and circulation restored, there is often a fatal injury to the brain or a fatal cascade of events that leads to the patient's death. And one of the sad facts of cardiac arrest is that most patients who are successfully resuscitated from cardiac arrest do not survive or recover from their injuries.
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